Difference between revisions of "Transcoding"

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'''Transcoding''' is when you decode video compressed in one format, and re-encode it in another.  Usually, it's done for 2 reasons:
 
'''Transcoding''' is when you decode video compressed in one format, and re-encode it in another.  Usually, it's done for 2 reasons:
  
* to remove commercials
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* [[Removing Commercials]]
 
* to free up hard disk space
 
* to free up hard disk space
  
MythTV commonly marks commercials in a recorded show immediately after recording is complete, then these commercials are cut in the transcoding pass.
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The [[mythtranscode]] utility performs these functions
 
 
(Some of us, who actually *like* the commercials, would prefer to be able to leave them in during the transcoding pass, but we haven't read the code deeply enough to figure out how yet...)
 
  
 
[[Category:Glossary]]
 
[[Category:Glossary]]

Revision as of 18:37, 26 April 2006

Transcoding is when you decode video compressed in one format, and re-encode it in another. Usually, it's done for 2 reasons:

The mythtranscode utility performs these functions